1st Workshop on Semantics in Mobile Environments (SME'05)

May 9 2005, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

In conjuction with the 6th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'05)


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General information

Mobile ad-hoc networks, pervasive computing, and sensor networking are three prominent examples in which computation and communication intermingle with the real world. This also changes the role of semantics as compared to traditional information systems, as now the physical environment provides a real world semantics that immediately affects and interacts with the processing of data and communication. This aspect of real world semantics can help to more efficiently exploit the limited resources in mobile environments by supporting better ways to give statements on data, their quality, or enabling decisions on when and how to process it. So far, the semantic aspects of mobile environments have received insufficient attention from the research community. The semantics community so far has not considered the specific intricacies and resource issues of mobile environments, while the mobile data management community has paid only limited attention to semantic issues. In this workshop we plan to address the interdisciplinary issues and bring together the researchers from mobile data management and knowledge management/semantics, distributed systems, and software engineering to discuss the common interests, share and exchange expertise and results, and appreciate each other's results and contributions.


We encourage submissions in the areas of mobile (ad-hoc) networks, sensor and peer-to-peer networks, and semantic data management which specific focus on mobility. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Format of the workshop

The workshop solicits formal papers that address semantic problems specific to mobile environments. Additionally, position papers outlining interesting new research domains and approaches would be welcome. The selection of papers is based primarily on their potential to influence future research. This influence can be exercised in many ways, exemplified by but not limited to the following:

Paper Submission

Papers should not exceed 8 pages double column including figures and tables in standard ACM format. Papers have to present original, English-language research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere must be submitted electronically in printable PDF format (other formats will be rejected) to the program co-chairs by email. The paper abstract should contain title, author name(s), and keywords.

Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the program committee co-chairs. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email.

Important Dates

Paper submission: December 20, 2004, 11:59 pm CET (GMT+1), HARD
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 11, 2005 (changed!)
Camera-ready copy due: March 6, 2005

Program Committee

Program Co-chairs

Karl Aberer, Manfred Hauswirth
Distributed Information Systems Lab
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
1015 Lausanne
Email: karl.aberer@epfl.ch, manfred.hauswirth@epfl.ch,

Program Committee

Klemens Böhm, University of Karlsruhe
Brian F. Cooper, Georgia Institute of Technology
Skevos Evripidou, University of Cyprus
Arantza Illarramendi, Basque Country University
Vana Kalogeraki, University of CA, Riverside
Stephen Kimani, University of Roma
Manolis Koubarakis, TU Crete
Pedro José Marrón, University of Stuttgart
Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina
Beng Chin Ooi, University of Singapore
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Chicago
Tore Risch, Uppsala University
Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau
Marc Scholl, University of Konstanz
Rudi Studer, FZI Karlsruhe
Henry Tirri, NRC Nokia Research Center
Can Türker, ETHZ
Ouri E. Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente


Two specialized workshops will be held in conjuction with MDM 2005: Consistent with the MDM tradition, the organizers of the two workshops have put together a common, single-track research program consisting of high quality papers. Both the program and the proceedings will be under MCMP05 with SME05 being a special session. Further, there will be a single, common workshop registration for both workshops. This registration will entailed additional discount for the registration of the MDM conference.

Both workshops will take place on Monday, May 9, 2005. Reports on the activities and results of the workshops will be presented to the full conference.

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